Focus and Scope
Modern Health Science encourage and publish research and studies in the below fields:
- Public Health
- Community Health
- Environmental Health
- Behavioral Health
- Health Policy
- Health Service
- Health Education
- Health Economics
- Medical Ethics
- Health Protection
- Nursing practice
- Nursing education
- Nursing policy
- Nursing management
- Google Scholar
- Harvard Library (HOLLIS)
Peer Review Process
This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
2021 Semi-yearly, published in June and December.
2020 Semi-yearly, published in June and December.
2019 Semi-yearly, published in June and December.
2018 Semi-yearly, published in June and December.
Article Processing Charge
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Informed Consent Policy
All investigators should ensure that the planning conduct and reporting of human research are in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013 (www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinkiethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-humansubjects/). All authors should seek approval to conduct research from an independent local, regional, or national review body (e.g., ethics committee, institutional review board). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the local, regional, or national review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. Approval by a responsible review body does not preclude editors from forming their own judgment whether the conduct of the research was appropriate. Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potential identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication. Patient consent should be written and archived with the journal, the authors, or both, as dictated by local regulations or laws. Since the journal that archives the consent form will know the identity of the patient, MHS decided to let the author archive the consent form, and then provide a written statement to the journal to prove that they have received and archived the patient's written consent, thereby better protecting the confidentiality of the patient. Unnecessary identification details should be omitted. Informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt that anonymity can be maintained. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are de-identified, authors should provide assurance, and editors should so note, that such changes do not distort scientific meaning. The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal’s instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the published article.
Research Ethics Policy
When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. Further guidance on animal research ethics is available from the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare (http://www.veteditors.org/consensus-author-guidelines-on-animal-ethics-and-welfare-for-editors).
Download a copy of the guidelines here: Word | PDF
Animal Ethics-Based Criteria for Manuscript Consideration
Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if the work detailed therein:
1) Follows international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for humane animal treatment and complies with relevant legislation;
2) Has been approved by the ethics review committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted where such a committee exists;
3) For studies using client-owned animals, demonstrates a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care and involves informed client consent;
4) Meets all additional ethical standards set by Modern Health Science.
Prior to acceptance of a manuscript, to verify compliance with the above policies, the authors must sign a letter certifying that legal and ethical requirements have been met with regards to the humane treatment of animals described in the study;
Animal Ethics-Based Criteria for Manuscript Rejection
1) Manuscripts and authors that fail to meet the aforementioned requirements;
2) Studies that involve unnecessary pain, distress, suffering, or lasting harm to animals;
3) The Editor retains the right to reject manuscripts on the basis of ethical or welfare concerns.